A view of the 17th hole at Lakes Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club
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4.3
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
90.2%
Recommend this course
106 out of 115 reviews
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4.5
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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4.3
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.6%
Recommend this course
22 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7359 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.0

The Genoa Lakes Golf Club's Lakes Course brings water into Lake Tahoe-Reno golf. It's found on 14 of the 18 hole on the Lakes Course and it's not always nice tame water of staid old country clubs either. Sometimes you'll be shooting over near swamps with tall gnarly grasses poking out of them. That's the Lakes Course.

It's one of the more natural settings in an area known for its nature settings. You'll see cows along the border of the course - and birds will come flying up that you probably can't identify.

Lakes Course is a Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III design with rolling fairways, some tight shot openings and good views. It's 7,359 yards of golf with the Carson River and wetlands riding shotgun. It's located in Carson Valley, an often forgotten town, that's right inbetween the big gaming spots of Reno and Lake Tahoe. That makes Genoa Lakes Golf Club a pretty easy course to get to from most of the popular areas in the High Sierras.

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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Jacobsen (1993) John Harbottle III (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts, shorts/proper golf slacks to be worn at all times. No denim/sweat pants.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada (2015 #8)

Reviews

4.3
115 Reviews (115)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 11
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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Genoa Lakes Course

Very good golf course especially for the price on Golfnow. Fun and challenging course with lots of open fairways. Greens are in good condition.
19th hole is a great place to celebrate your round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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5.0
First Time Playing

Summer golfing

I played it with my older son and we had a great time on a well maintained golf course with plenty on challenging holes. I recommend only one thing to always have bug spray if you play in the warm weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Mosquito Swamp!!!

An entertaining course with well groomed fairways and greens. But... the course was totally infested with mosquitoes. There are lots of lakes and ponds on the course and apparently no effort to control the mosquitoes. We stayed in the surrounding area and noticed no mosquitoes but on this course they were almost unbearable. Part of our foursome had planned to play 36 holes but considered leaving after 14 because of the mosquito swarms.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

the course could have been in better shape for the cost of the round

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Love the course, the setting and the people who operate it ( the pro shop, the starter, the marshal, the dining room, etc.). I come from Oregon to play it once a year and I’m never disappointed (unless the wind is blowing like a son of a gun!)..

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Over watered

The course was being way overwatered. There were many soft spots. The greens were soft and slow and roll on drives was minimal. Course was nice overall and but needs less water.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great day!

First time playing the lake’s course. Today couldn’t have been a nicer day. Mid 70’s zero wind and sunny.
There is lots of water and it does come into play on this course but it’s not unfair. If you’re game is on you’ll enjoy this beautiful course with magnificent views of the Sierras.
The course is still in early season condition but there are no problem areas.
The only ad I would request would be 150 markers. There are some yardage markings, just found them hard to find at times.
Hint; during this C 19 time if you order something at the clubhouse (snack shack currently closed) at the turn pick it up after you finish 11. It will save you heaps of time and keep play flowing.
Thanks for the great staff keeping it clean!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course Friendly People

The course is in great condition. The greens are great. Love the layout. The people are friendly and has great food. Also, great selection of clothing. A bit pricey. I think more like a $65 - $75 in comparison with other courses I have played. $90 local rate is pricey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

What a great experience

Played this course with my son and it was a real wow!! From the beauty and great layout to the wildlife an incredible golly experience. The staff in the pro shop and restraunt were very friendly and service oriented!! The food was great as well!! I highly recommend this course!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No good feature

Will not play it again The ranch is a better course

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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